Ran my first 5k last Sat. (7/3/10)-did it in 27:15 and placed 12th out of 35 in my age division (40-49) and placed 48th out of 314 overall-not bad for my 1st time.
However,I think my time would have been better if it weren't for the calf muscle I pulled at the 1k marker-big bummer but I tried not to let it slow me down too much.
I feel I could've got into the top 10 in my age bracket if it didn't injure myself
Very fun & cool experience, I also registered to for the next 5k for 7/24 as soon as I got home-gotta get into the top 10